Monthly Archives: November 2016

In Cryptography We Trust — Money as a Secularized Theodicy

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BITS & BRIEFS: Illusion of technological determinism // Working class fears losing // Racism shaped welfare policy // Growth is not “natural”

Once again — especially worth reading (and sharing) articles: The illusion of technological determinism: Robots have been about to take our jobs for more than 200 years – by Louis Anslow The union movement’s problem isn’t that workers don’t want to … Continue reading

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Corporate Governance — for the society and the environment

Our societies are all scarred by Milton Friedman’s creed that “the social responsibility of business is to increase its profits”; our economies are all wounded by corporations’ obsessive pursuit for short-term profit maximization; regrettably, we all pay the price of dodgy and excessive corporate … Continue reading

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The Closing of the Mind

“What is advertised as a great opening is a great closing.” Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind (1987), p. 34 “Landscape with Figures” by George Tooker (1992) *** Join the Economic Sociology and Political Economy community through Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Google+ / Instagram / Reddit / Tumblr

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BITS & BRIEFS: Neoliberalism as the secular political theological paradigm // Capitalism stifles democracy // Slave trade and US private prisons // Commercialisation of LGBTQ subcultures

This time — especially worth reading (and sharing) articles: Neoliberalism is an extreme and self-destructive manifestation of the modern secular political theological paradigm — by Prof. Adam Kotsko  Social Democracy’s last rounds: When business isn’t intimidated to accept constraints on … Continue reading

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Great academic opportunities: 10 calls for papers, 2 job openings and a visiting fellowship

See below a list of great academic opportunities: calls for papers and job openings in various themes and topics in economic sociology and political economy, with November 15 – December 15 deadlines. Share this list with your colleagues and students. Good luck!! Calls for … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: What would Keynes say? // Commodity called “food” vs. feminine agriculture // Imagine that all work is honored // Why so few economists are studying inequality?

What would John Maynard Keynes say and do now? Listen to Mark Blyth, Dani Rodrik,  Robert Skidelsky, and  Sarah Jaffe Corporate-made profitable commodity called “food” vs. feminine knowledge of agriculture that feeds the world — by Prof. Vandana Shiva Confronting the Parasite … Continue reading

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Disentangling Neoliberalism: the key concepts

Neoliberalism has become an omnipresent term. Due its increasing pervasiveness into academic, political and media discourses, some perceive neoliberalism as an omnipotent phenomenon that explains everything, while others see it as a vague buzzword that hardly means something. Surveying this blog, for example, under the tag … Continue reading

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